Country music star Darius Rucker has raised more than $2 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Rucker started raising money for the hospital about 10 years ago, writing on his Facebook page: “ten years ago I visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and knew I wanted to do everything I could to help those kids and the amazing doctors who work tirelessly to find cures.”
Rucker surpassed the $2 million mark in his fundraising effort last week after hosting the 10th annual “Darius & Friends” benefit concert, which was followed by a golf tournament and silent auction. According to Rucker’s official website, this year’s event raised a record-setting $425,000.
“Because of all of YOU, my friends, we’ve raised over 2 million dollars for them. Thank you for coming out to #DariusandFriends and see y’all next year,” he wrote.
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